1. case law, precedent, common law, civil law

usage: (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

2. common law, case law, precedent, law, jurisprudence

usage: a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"


1. common-law(predicate), unwritten (vs. written)

usage: based on common law; "a common-law right"

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